This ensemble was inspired by your appreciation of equestrian looks. My goal is to create outfit options that are less authentically equestrian so that you don’t feel like you’re waiting for your horse when you wear them. So I’ve added urban details to make the combinations feel like you could wear them on a regular day, just like another casual outfit.
The equestrian integrity is for the most part created by combining a tailored tweed or wool blazer with sleek bottoms and boots. It’s that easy. From left to right, here are three variations on the theme.
Column of Colour & Moto Boots
Create a column of colour by pairing sleek black Ponte pants or jeans with a black tee or sweater. Choose a sweater or tee with a neckline of your choice (it does not need to be a turtleneck). Wear the top untucked or tucked with a black belt. Top with a tailored wool or tweed blazer. Finish off the look with tough black moto boots instead of tall black riding boots for a more urban vibe. Add a haute cap for a little jockey-esque fun, and select a bag that tickles your fancy.
Glitzy with Tweed & Jodhpur Boots
Metallic disco jeans paired with countryside tweed creates urban flair and is a fun juxtaposition. Layer a basic sweater or tee under the equestrian jacket. Leave the top tucked or untucked. Add a belt that matches the colour of the boots for extra outfit cohesion if you’re going to partially tuck the front of the layering piece. Finish off the look with short jodhpur boots, or a similar style that is simple and sleek. A clutch adds a further non-equestrian touch.
Jeans, Texture & Riding Boots
Combine a pair of blue skinnies with a tailored plaid blazer, and layer a sweater underneath that works with the colours of the plaid. Tuck the skinnies into tall riding boots, which do not need to be black. Finish off the outfit with urban accessories like a woollen beanie, fingerless gloves and shopping tote for a textural touch. Add jewellery, watch and eyewear as desired.
Feel free to mix and match the footwear I selected for each outfit, and use any colour palette. I deliberately left out white jeans as a bottoms option because they are the most equestrian, but by all means throw them in. A blouse can work instead of knitwear if you tend to run warm. Here’s a great rendition of #3 on Pinterest.
I recently wore a version of the glitzy rendition with one of my Smythe equestrian jackets, black turtleneck, gold jeans and cognac booties. So far, it’s one of my favourite outfits for this Fall. I will be repeating it a few times over.